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grenfell fire: families and survivors remember victims at st paul's memorial


image copyrightafpimage caption the families of victims held photographs of their loved ones outside the cathedral survivors of the grenfell tower fire have attended a memorial service at st paul's cathedral, alongside members of the royal family and pm theresa may. bereaved families, survivors and rescue workers were joined by the prince of wales, the duchess of cornwall, the duke and duchess of cambridge and prince harry.bishop of kensington graham tomlin said he hoped the tragedy would represent a "time we learnt a new, better way".the fire, on 14 june, claimed 71 lives. the commemoration, marking six months since the tragedy, also gave thanks to all those who assisted at the time of the fire and since it - including emergency services, recovery teams, the community, public support work






royals to attend grenfell fire memorial at st paul's


members of the royal family and the prime minister will join families of victims of the grenfell tower fire for a memorial at st paul's cathedral.about 1,500 people are invited to the multi-faith service, including the bereaved, survivors and rescue workers.joining them are the prince of wales, duchess of cornwall, duke and duchess of cambridge and prince harry.the service, beginning at 11:00 gmt, will remember 71 people who died in the 14 june fire.it will also give thanks to everyone who assisted on the ground at the time of the tragedy and since - including the emergency services, the recovery team, the community, public support workers and volunteers.the final death toll from the fire was put at 53 adults and 18 children, including stillborn baby logan gomes, following an arduous proce






royals to attend grenfell fire memorial at st paul's


royal family members and the prime minister will join families of victims of the grenfell tower fire for a memorial at st paul's cathedral.about 1,500 people are invited to the multi-faith service, including the bereaved, survivors and rescue workers.joining them are the prince of wales, duchess of cornwall, duke and duchess of cambridge and prince harry.the service, beginning at 11:00 gmt, will remember the 71 people who died in the 14 june tower block blaze.it will also give thanks to everyone who assisted on the ground at the time of the tragedy and since - including the emergency services, the recovery team, the community, public support workers and volunteers.the final death toll from the fire was put at 53 adults and 19 children, including stillborn baby logan gomes, following an ard






grenfell fire: many survivors still in hotels


image copyrightepaall grenfell tower fire survivors who want to be rehoused have been offered temporary accommodation, officials say, but only nine offers have been accepted and many are still in hotels.theresa may promised housing would be offered to those in need by wednesday.the grenfell response team says 139 formal offers have now been made.but north kensington law centre, which represents many victims, said some had been offered homes in other towers, other areas, or without enough rooms.the fire on 14 june killed at least 80 people, although police say the final toll will not be known for many months.in the aftermath of the tragedy, the prime minister said 158 families would be "found a home nearby" within three weeks, later saying they would be offered "rehousing" within three week






grenfell fire: many survivors still in hotels


image copyrightepaall grenfell tower fire survivors who want to be rehoused have been offered temporary accommodation, officials say, but only nine offers have been accepted and many are still in hotels.theresa may promised housing would be offered to those in need by wednesday.the grenfell response team says 139 formal offers have now been made.but north kensington law centre, which represents many victims, said some had been offered homes in other towers, other areas, or without enough rooms.the fire on 14 june killed at least 80 people, although police say the final toll will not be known for many months.in the aftermath of the tragedy, the prime minister said 158 families would be "found a home nearby" within three weeks, later saying they would be offered "rehousing" within three week






grenfell fire: many survivors still in hotels


image copyrightepaall grenfell tower fire survivors who want to be rehoused have been offered temporary accommodation, officials say, but only nine offers have been accepted and many are still in hotels.theresa may promised housing would be offered to those in need by wednesday.the grenfell response team says 139 formal offers have now been made.but north kensington law centre, which represents many victims, said some had been offered homes in other towers, other areas, or without enough rooms.the fire on 14 june killed at least 80 people, although police say the final toll will not be known for many months.in the aftermath of the tragedy, the prime minister said 158 families would be offered a good quality temporary home within three weeks - a target the response team said had now been me






grenfell fire: families and survivors gather for st paul's memorial


image copyrightpasurvivors of the grenfell tower fire have begun arriving ahead of a memorial at st paul's cathedral, which will be attended by members of the royal family and the prime minister.about 1,500 people are invited to the multi-faith service, including the bereaved, survivors and rescue workers.joining them are the prince of wales, duchess of cornwall, duke and duchess of cambridge and prince harry.the service, at 11:00 gmt, will remember 71 people who died.the service will also give thanks to everyone who assisted on the ground at the time of the tragedy and since it - including the emergency services, the recovery team, the community, public support workers and volunteers.bishop graham tomlin, bishop of kensington and organiser of the service, said there were still "so many un






the painstaking task of naming grenfell's victims


image copyrightgetty imagesrelatives of those who died in the grenfell tower tragedy are angry at the time it's taking to recover and name victims. but police and forensic science experts say the process of identifying severely fire-damaged remains is a highly complicated one - and it will take some time before families can know the fate of their loved ones.on tuesday night, tempers flared in a closed-door meeting as survivors of the grenfell tower disaster demanded to know why the police and coroner weren't able to give out more details about those still missing.so far, 21 people have been formally identified as having died in the fire and their families informed. but police believe at least 80 were killed. met police commander stuart cundy has said there have been a total of 87 "recoveri






the painstaking task of naming grenfell's victims


image copyrightgetty imagesrelatives of those who died in the grenfell tower tragedy are angry at the time it's taking to recover and name victims. but police and forensic science experts say the process of identifying severely fire-damaged remains is a highly complicated one - and it will take some time before families can know the fate of their loved ones.on tuesday night, tempers flared in a closed-door meeting as survivors of the grenfell tower disaster demanded to know why the police and coroner weren't able to give out more details about those still missing.so far, 21 people have been formally identified as having died in the fire and their families informed. but police believe at least 80 were killed. met police commander stuart cundy has said there have been a total of 87 "recoveri






the painstaking task of naming grenfell's victims


image copyrightgetty imagesrelatives of those who died in the grenfell tower tragedy are angry at the time it's taking to recover and name victims. but police and forensic science experts say the process of identifying severely fire-damaged remains is a highly complicated one - and it will take some time before families can know the fate of their loved ones.on tuesday night, tempers flared in a closed-door meeting as survivors of the grenfell tower disaster demanded to know why the police and coroner weren't able to give out more details about those still missing.so far, 21 people have been formally identified as having died in the fire and their families informed. but police believe at least 80 were killed. met police commander stuart cundy has said there have been a total of 87 "recoveri






the painstaking task of naming grenfell's victims


image copyrightgetty imagesrelatives of those who died in the grenfell tower tragedy are angry at the time it's taking to recover and name victims. but police and forensic science experts say the process of identifying severely fire-damaged remains is a highly complicated one - and it will take some time before families can know the fate of their loved ones.on tuesday night, tempers flared in a closed-door meeting as survivors of the grenfell tower disaster demanded to know why the police and coroner weren't able to give out more details about those still missing.so far, 21 people have been formally identified as having died in the fire and their families informed. but police believe at least 80 were killed. met police commander stuart cundy has said there have been a total of 87 "recoveri






memorial park opens at site of nightclub fire where 100 died


west warwick, r.i. — hundreds have gathered at the opening of a memorial park at the site of a 2003 rhode island nightclub fire that killed 100 people.at least 500 people walked into the station fire memorial park on sunday afternoon for the ceremony. the park is a memorial to the station nightclub fire in west warwick.the blaze began when pyrotechnics for the rock band great white ignited flammable foam installed as soundproofing. more than 200 people were injured.one hundred high school students each carried a rose for the victims.the service featured live music. attendees were asked to remember the survivors, relatives of those who died and the first responders. the victims' names were read aloud.democratic gov. gina raimondo said rhode island will "never forget" the victims.






london fire: tower victims 'may never be identified'


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption fire chiefs say they do not expect to find more survivors police have warned they may never be able to identify all of the people who died in the fire that engulfed a west london block of flats.emergency services are to spend a third day searching for bodies in the burnt-out grenfell tower in north kensington. seventeen people are known to have died but that figure is set to rise, with dozens missing - including families.fire chiefs say they do not expect to find more survivors, while theresa may has ordered a full public inquiry.the prime minister - who faced criticism for not meeting survivors of the tragedy on a visit to the scene on thursday - said the victims "deserve answers".emergency services were called to the 24-storey residential tower bl






grenfell art auction raises £1.9m


an auction for survivors of the grenfell tower fire has raised £1.9m at sotheby’s in london.the total selling price of the 31 lots – all donated by artists including antony gormley and tracey emin – was about twice the estimate.sotheby’s says the proceeds will be distributed to grenfell families by north kensington-based charity the rugby portobello trust.






grenfell fire: minister visibly moved in commons


housing minister alok sharma was visibly moved while speaking in parliament about the grenfell fire.the mp had to pause on several occasions, with his voice breaking, as he talked about the "harrowing" experiences of victims and survivors. after he sat down, he was seen to wipe away a tear.






grenfell tower fire: judge 'doubt' over inquiry scope


image copyrightpaimage caption sir martin saw the floral tributes left near the scene of the fire the retired judge heading the inquiry into the grenfell tower fire says he is "doubtful" the process will be as wide-ranging as some residents hope.sir martin moore-bick said the probe could be limited to the cause, how it spread, and preventing a future blaze.he was speaking after travelling to the site of the fire in north kensington and meeting some of the survivors.some grenfell residents have said they were unhappy at not being involved in sir martin's appointment.the judge said his meeting with survivors was "very useful.he added: "i'm well aware the residents and the local people want a much broader investigation and i can fully understand why they would want that - whether my inquiry i






grenfell fire: volunteer swarzy macaly on the effort to help survivors


videovolunteer swarzy macaly speaks to the bbc's ben brown about the effort to help grenfell tower survivors.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40313403/grenfell-fire-volunteer-swarzy-macaly-on-the-effort-to-help-survivorsread more about sharingclose share panel






grenfell survivors on their struggle to find a new home


videohelen gebremeskel and her daughter lulya lived on the 21st floor of grenfell tower. hear their harrowing account of how they escaped from the fire and about their struggles to find a new home. share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-41170465/grenfell-survivors-on-their-struggle-to-find-a-new-homeread more about sharingclose share panel






grenfell survivors on their struggle to find a new home


videohelen gebremeskel and her daughter lulya lived on the 21st floor of grenfell tower. hear their harrowing account of how they escaped from the fire and about their struggles to find a new home.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-41170465/grenfell-survivors-on-their-struggle-to-find-a-new-homeread more about sharingclose share panel






grenfell tower fire: inquiry 'could bring measure of closure'


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption survivors are calling for a more central role in the inquiry it is hoped the public inquiry into the grenfell tower fire will give "some measure of closure" to survivors and the bereaved, its lead counsel says.richard millett said hearing their voices was of "great importance".but michael mansfield qc, representing some of the 71 victims, called for a diverse panel to sit alongside the chairman, sir martin moore-bick. he said there was a "distinct feeling today that those people most affected have not been included". he told sir martin: "you yourself cannot be expected to reflect the diversity.... no one person could do that."speaking at the start of procedural hearings at holborn bars in london, mr mansfield said a broader panel would help the vict






london fire: flats acquired for grenfell tower survivors


image copyrightafpsixty-eight social housing flats in kensington, london, are to be made available to survivors of the grenfell tower fire, the government has said.the one, two and three-bedroom flats are located in two blocks that stand alongside a large luxury development, where private homes go for up to £8.5m.at least 79 people died and many more were left homeless after fire engulfed the north kensington tower a week ago.pm theresa may has apologised for "state" failures after the blaze."people were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do and where they could seek help," she told mps in the commons."that was a failure of the state - local and national - to help people when they needed it most.






london fire: flats acquired for grenfell tower survivors


image copyrightafpsixty-eight social housing flats in kensington, london, are to be made available to survivors of the grenfell tower fire, the government has said.the one, two and three-bedroom flats are located in two blocks that stand alongside a large luxury development, where private homes go for up to £8.5m.at least 79 people died and many more were left homeless after fire engulfed the north kensington tower a week ago.pm theresa may has apologised for "state" failures after the blaze."people were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do and where they could seek help," she told mps in the commons."that was a failure of the state - local and national - to help people when they needed it most.






london fire: flats acquired for grenfell tower survivors


image copyrightafpsixty-eight social housing flats in kensington, london, are to be made available to survivors of the grenfell tower fire, the government has said.the one, two and three-bedroom flats are located in two blocks that stand alongside a large luxury development, where private homes go for up to £8.5m.at least 79 people died and many more were left homeless after fire engulfed the north kensington tower a week ago.pm theresa may has apologised for "state" failures after the blaze."people were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do and where they could seek help," she told mps in the commons."that was a failure of the state - local and national - to help people when they needed it most.






london fire: flats acquired for grenfell tower survivors


image copyrightafpsixty-eight social housing flats in kensington, london, are to be made available to survivors of the grenfell tower fire, the government has said.the one, two and three-bedroom flats are located in two blocks that stand alongside a large luxury development, where private homes go for up to £8.5m.at least 79 people died and many more were left homeless after fire engulfed the north kensington tower a week ago.pm theresa may has apologised for "state" failures after the blaze."people were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do and where they could seek help," she told mps in the commons."that was a failure of the state - local and national - to help people when they needed it most.






london fire: flats acquired for grenfell tower survivors


image copyrightafpsixty-eight social housing flats in kensington, london, are to be made available to survivors of the grenfell tower fire, the government has said.the one, two and three-bedroom flats are located in two blocks that stand alongside a large luxury development, where private homes go for up to £8.5m.at least 79 people died and many more were left homeless after fire engulfed the north kensington tower a week ago.pm theresa may has apologised for "state" failures after the blaze."people were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do and where they could seek help," she told mps in the commons."that was a failure of the state - local and national - to help people when they needed it most.






london fire: queen and prince william visit grenfell tower centre


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionthe queen and prince william visit site of grenfell tower firethe queen and prince william are visiting a relief centre helping victims of the grenfell tower fire. their visit to the westway sports centre comes after police say some of those killed in the fire at the west london flats may never be identified.the bbc understands that at present there could be as many as 76 people missing as a result of the blaze.seventeen people are known to have died but that figure is set to rise, with fears the death toll could exceed 60.the queen and duke of cambridge are expected to meet volunteers, local residents and community representatives.the queen paid tribute on thursday to the "bravery" of firefighters the "incredible generosity" of volu






grenfell fire: questions, anger as death toll rises | news


the death toll from a tower block fire in the uk capital, london, has risen to at least 30, police said on friday, as hopes of finding any more survivors faded.commander stuart cundy said police would examine whether criminal offences had been committed although they said there was nothing to suggest the massive blaze at the 24-storey grenfell tower in west londonwas started deliberately."we know that at least 30 people have died as a result of this fire," cundy said. "sadly, it is expected that the total will rise and it is not expected that any survivors will be found."the exact number of missing people is still undetermined. cundy said that 24 people were still in hospital and 12 were receiving critical care.  death toll to rise after grenfell tower fire as firefighters keep searching t






grenfell tower: 131 families are in hotels, mps hear


image copyrightgetty imagesmore than 130 families left homeless by the grenfell tower fire are living in emergency housing, mps have heard.communities secretary sajid javid said kensington and chelsea council's response in the aftermath of the fire had been "sluggish and chaotic".it comes as the grenfell taskforce produced a report into the fire, which said the council "failed its community" on 14 june.council leader elizabeth campbell said it had "huge" amounts of work to do.speaking in the commons, mr javid said residents had been "failed by a system that allowed the fire to happen" and then failed again in the aftermath. he said efforts to rehouse victims had been "painfully slow" - with just 26 out of 204 grenfell tower and grenfell walk families given permanent accommodation so far.'h






grenfell fire: families given £200,000 from emergency fund


image copyrightpaimage caption on monday, a national minute's silence was held for victims of the blaze more than £200,000 of a £5m emergency fund has so far been given to families affected by last tuesday's fire at grenfell tower in kensington.as of monday, 180 families directly affected by the blaze had received money, the grenfell response team said.the grt, which is organising the relief effort, said 78 families were on course to be rehomed locally by monday night.police have named five victims of the fire - 79 people died or are missing presumed dead after the blaze.anthony disson, 65, ya-haddy sisi saye, 24, also known as khadija saye, and abufars ibrahim, 39, and khadija khalloufi, 52 - were identified on monday.mohammad alhajali, 23, was the first victim to be formally identified.o






grenfell fire: families given £200,000 from emergency fund


image copyrightpaimage caption on monday, a national minute's silence was held for victims of the blaze more than £200,000 of a £5m emergency fund has so far been given to families affected by last tuesday's fire at grenfell tower in kensington.as of monday, 180 families directly affected by the blaze had received money, the grenfell response team said.the grt, which is organising the relief effort, said 78 families were on course to be rehomed locally by monday night.police have named five victims of the fire - 79 people died or are missing presumed dead after the blaze.anthony disson, 65, ya-haddy sisi saye, 24, also known as khadija saye, and abufars ibrahim, 39, and khadija khalloufi, 52 - were identified on monday.mohammad alhajali, 23, was the first victim to be formally identified.o






grenfell fire: families given £200,000 from emergency fund


image copyrightpaimage caption on monday, a national minute's silence was held for victims of the blaze more than £200,000 of a £5m emergency fund has so far been given to families affected by last tuesday's fire at grenfell tower in kensington.as of monday, 180 families directly affected by the blaze had received money, the grenfell response team said.the grt, which is organising the relief effort, said 78 families were on course to be rehomed locally by monday night.police have named five victims of the fire - 79 people died or are missing presumed dead after the blaze.anthony disson, 65, ya-haddy sisi saye, 24, also known as khadija saye, and abufars ibrahim, 39, and khadija khalloufi - a 52-year-old woman - were identified on monday.mohammad alhajali, 23, was the first victim to be for






grenfell fire: mp calls for inquiry chairman to quit


image copyrightreutersthe judge heading the grenfell tower inquiry has been urged to stand down by the mp for kensington, who says those affected need "somebody we can trust".it follows a call on monday for sir martin moore-bick to quit by lawyers representing some of the victims.labour mp emma dent coad said sir martin was "a technocrat" who lacked "credibility" with the families.retired court of appeal judge sir martin has said he understands the "desire of local people for justice". the call comes as questions are raised over the efforts being made to rehouse those left homeless by the fire on 14 june.at least 80 people are thought to have died in the grenfell tower fire in north kensington, west london. the final toll may not be known until the end of the year, say police.sir martin's






grenfell fire: scenes in flats 'apocalyptic', says coroner


image copyrightpaimage caption grenfell tower survivors gathered at the olympia conference centre in london for the meeting the scene inside grenfell tower is "apocalyptic", a coroner told angry survivors calling for more details.during a three-hour meeting with dr fiona wilcox, survivors asked for information about the missing, but were told the "recovery phase" could last until the end of the year. police also faced questions as to why there had not as yet been any arrests.it comes after officials said all survivors who want to be rehoused had been offered temporary accommodation.the fire on 14 june killed at least 80 people, although police say the final toll will not be known for many months.the meeting was held at the olympia conference centre in west kensington on tuesday evening.lot






the latest: uk's may meets fire survivors, faces criticism


london — the latest on the london high-rise fire (all times local):8:40 p.m.british prime minister theresa may, facing criticism for the government's handling of the grenfell tower fire disaster, has met with 15 survivors and community leaders at her official residence at 10 downing street in london.the meeting lasted more than two hours saturday but the group did not speak to reporters gathered outside.the meeting is unlikely to quell complaints that may has been slow to reach out to fire survivors, despite her announcement of a $6.4 million emergency fund to help displaced families. some 600 people were living in the tower's 120 apartments. police say 58 people at the tower are now confirmed or presumed dead. all the rest are homeless.may said after the meeting there have been "huge frus






grenfell fire: survivors left 'frustrated' by authorities


image copyrightpaimage caption grenfell tower survivors gathered at the olympia conference centre in london for the meeting survivors of the grenfell tower fire have expressed frustration at a lack of information from authorities, during a meeting with police and a coroner. during the three-hour private gathering, westminster coroner dr fiona wilcox is said to have described the flats' interiors as "apocalyptic". police also faced questions as to why there had not as yet been any arrests.it comes after officials said all survivors who want to be rehoused had been offered temporary accommodation.the fire on 14 june killed at least 80 people, although police say the final toll will not be known for many months.the meeting was held at the olympia conference centre in west kensington on tuesda






grenfell fire: survivors left 'frustrated' by authorities


image copyrightpaimage caption grenfell tower survivors gathered at the olympia conference centre in london for the meeting survivors of the grenfell tower fire have expressed frustration at a lack of information from authorities, during a meeting with police and a coroner. during the three-hour private gathering, westminster coroner dr fiona wilcox is said to have described the flats' interiors as "apocalyptic". police also faced questions as to why there had not as yet been any arrests.it comes after officials said all survivors who want to be rehoused had been offered temporary accommodation.the fire on 14 june killed at least 80 people, although police say the final toll will not be known for many months.the meeting was held at the olympia conference centre in west kensington on tuesda






‘up against the wall’ documents international borders – p os - p o journal


p og her flo razowsky’s ongoing documentary project ‘up against the wall’ captures physical borders across the globe, from israel to her native u.s. see the images and read more about it here.